Spring-Summer 2014 collection, is the most colorful of SKETCH’s collections to date, and consists of a large scale of colors, textures, patterns and the use of bright colors such as yellow, orange, coral, purple, mocha and white.
One of the great innovations of the current collection lays in the spacious proportions between the garment to the body, with emphasis on the sloping shoulders (curved sleeves) and the items that highlight these silhouettes are my favorite picks in the entire catalog.
In his current collection, like its predecessors, Yossi Katzav funneled his artistic passions to dress up real men, those who sometimes feel disenfranchised by the fashion runway and its editorial ways, giving the fashion journalists and photographers something to really get excited about!
Visvim is one of those brands you’ve probably read about on the Internet but haven’t seen in real life. Founded in 2001, designer Hiroki Nakamura makes clothes that are infamous for their luxury pricepoint and vintage-inspired, rustic aesthetic. To the untrained eye, Visvim looks like the kind of clothes a down-on-his-luck farmer might wear in the year 2020.
Ami is a Parisian menswear brand founded by Alexandre Mattiussi and based on his subtle, street-savvy style. Mattiussi worked at Dior, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs before launching his own version of contemporary cool in 2011.
Sunglasses from Belgian fashion designer, Dries Van Noten, made in collaboration with Linda Farrow. Thin metal frames with green lenses, acetate temple tips, and logo on each inner temple. Still being a somewhat commercial independent designer, Dries Van Noten operates out of his home town Antwerp and also has stores in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Plump pastel silicone garments moulded from knitwear feature in this collection by Royal College of Art graduate Xiao Li. The voluminous pieces are made from spacer fabric, which combines two layers of textiles connected by filaments and holds its shape while still appearing lightweight.
Currently attending Virginia Commonwealth University, artist Sara Clarken has already begun to build an impressive portfolio comprised of everything from beautiful fashion images to wild neon digital-infused food creations.
Swiss born Cat Potter is a London-based fashion artist, specialised in conceptual, wearable footwear. A fine art and curation graduate, her first collection featured unusual silhouettes whilst still using traditional footwear making methods. A year later, her body of work secured her a place at the prestigious MA Fashion Footwear Course at the London College of Fashion.
The collection has won the Eyes on Talents Award from International Talent Support 2013, Jimmy Choo MA Final Collection Award for Excellence 2012 from the Cordwainer’s Guild and was runner up for the MA Design Award for Best Collection in 2012 from the London College of Fashion.
Designers Shelly and Elon Satat-Kombor, are launching the new “Resort” vintage styled collection for their ‘Couple-Of’ brand founded in 1999. The collection is produced in a limited edition, from the finest materials, using traditional methods and meticulous craftsmanship, in shapes and colors associated with the 60’s and 70’s, in baby pink, light blue, yellow, green and red.
The new collection includes 15 seasonal designs, that can be identified with this period of time, without leaving out the brand’s unique design, characterized by folds, cuts and skin games, and corresponding with the current seasonal trends.
Orit Freilich is a woman of many talents. A senior lecturer at Shenkar College, a fashion designer, and an accomplished artist, of whom i had the pleasure of knowing during my first year as a student at Shenkar. Equipped with an extraordinary cognitive flexibility, Orit started an inspiring project dealing with a series of decorative lighting objects, using silicon in both an intelligent and playful way, and forming a series of strong and memorable objects.
Inspired by ‘Psalms’ Chapter 104 (“Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment, who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain.”) Orit’s illuminated silicon sculptures sometimes resemble liquid colorful jellyfish, and sometimes seem as fashionable clothing items, resulting in an innovative and compelling series of objects, currently exhibited at the “Periscope” design Gallery, Tel aviv, up until Feb 8th 2014. Do not miss it!
She was part of a very elite club of the world’s most successful and highly-paid catwalk queens, and Claudia Schiffer has opened up on her special bond with her fellow 90’s supermodels as she posed in a sexy shoot for the March edition of Marie Claire magazine.
The 43-year-old explained she stays in email contact with the likes of Cindy Crawford and Eva Herzigova, and admitted she still shares an unbreakable bond with the former globe-trotting beauties
"Even though there was a lot of competition, there was also camaraderie and we knew that we were part of a club that was very special."
Alongside the interview, Claudia proved she is still more than capable of working her magic in front of the camera as she positively smouldered in a rather racy accompanying shoot. Draping herself in bedsheets, the statuesque blonde hitched up a black tulle strapless dress to reveal a hint of sexy nude suspenders and stockings as she pouted doe-eyed into the lens.
Styling the legendary Oprah Winfrey, who starred in Lee Daniels’ The Butler this past year, for W magazine best performances portfolio. Oprah made the shoot with photographer Juergen Teller, which took place in a grungy New York hotel, a glamorous, joyous adventure by parading through the hallways declaring her love for Alaïa, Lanvin, and Carolina Herrera at the top of her lungs.
Initially a painter, draughtsman and graphic designer, Walter Pfeiffer started to use photographs as aidememoirs while working on largescale photorealist pencil drawings in the early 1970s. But soon Pfeiffer developed a genuine passion for photography and its capacity to capture transient epiphanies of beauty.
Pfeiffer’s Polaroids and photographs alternate with miscellaneous objects; newspaper clippings, postcards, packaging, tickets, and brief punning notes. Pfeiffer assembles all of this into a large collage full of surprising references and comparisons that is both a visual diary and creative foundation of his artistic work.
California based design studio Wedge & Lever was approached by Dave Malcolm to create the identity for his feature surf film Tropically Yours. The film blends progressive surfing with a decidedly lighthearted vibe. They created the identity and all supporting collateral for the film including promotional apparel, box art, posters, several skits, and signage featured in the movie.